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territory to the ally nations. Berlin and Germany were both separated into two different territories. Overall, Europe was majorly divided and lay in ruins, calling for a reconstruction of the damaged nations. References: How does World War II cause the Cold War? (G) During World War II, the US and the Soviet Union were allies against the Axis powers, meaning the US and Soviet Union worked together. Although this meant they were teammates, the relationship between the two nations were tense. Americans were suspicious of Soviet communism. They were also very wary about russia’s infamous leader, Joseph Stalin. Stalin was known for his tyrannical want to rule of the country. The Soviets resented the Americans for the delayed entry into World War II, which resulted in the death of millions of Russians. After the war ended, this turned into distrust and enmity. Postwar Soviet expansionism in Europe made many Americans fear Russia’s plan to rule the world. Since both the russians and americans were so hostile, there is no single party was entirely to blame for the Cold War. The cold war was caused by western democracies being hostile to the idea of a communist state and the US refusing to recognize the USSR for 16 years after the
Bolshevik takeover. References: How did World War II contribute to an American Identity? (B)
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